- “1923” has expanded the “Yellowstone” universe — fairly actually.
- Unlike the Kevin Costner-led collection and “1883,” its storylines are scattered throughout a number of continents.
- In a Paramount+ video and Insider exclusive, the solid and crew talk about the drama’s world scope.
Since it exploded onto screens back in 2018, the “Yellowstone” universe has revolved across the titular ranch which is inexorably tied to the Dutton family. However, as audiences who have been tuning into the newest origin story “1923,” already know, there’s more to the Duttons’ story than simply Montana.
From the very first episode, this compelling new chapter set itself other than earlier prequel “1883,” and the present-day set collection led by Kevin Costner with its extremely formidable scope that options storylines scattered throughout a number of continents.
“The scale of what we’re doing is so vast,” Helen Mirren, who portrays the fearsome family matriarch Cara, says in an exclusive new Paramount+ video that takes viewers behind the scenes on the manufacturing.
Her costar Harrison Ford, who performs Cara’s husband Jacob Dutton, provides: “The epic quality of this is especially ambitious. I’m always amazed at the logistical challenges that we’re facing to make this as real as possible.”
It appears that no expense has been spared to bring the world of “1923” to life, with creator Taylor Sheridan beforehand divulging that the eight-episode odyssey had a better price range than many blockbuster motion pictures. The 4 installments viewers have seen thus far, which every cost $22 million to make, have been shot on location in Africa and Europe, in addition to North America.
As Brandon Sklenar who performs the show’s prodigal son, Spencer Dutton, says: “If Taylor writes you are somewhere, you’re shooting there.”
His character’s storyline on the show thus far has taken him on a journey throughout Africa’s very completely different environs, from the wilderness of its plains and jungles to its beautiful white seashores, as Spencer seeks out work as a hunter-for-hire for settlements suffering from huge cats and different predators.
In among the show’s most breathtaking scenes, he and his character’s love curiosity Julia Schlaepfer have appeared alongside towering elephants, giraffes, and different wildlife.
“It is so authentic,” Schlaepfer says, including that she shares in her character’s sense of wonderment when capturing these explicit scenes.
“When we’re standing on a cliff in South Africa looking at the mountains and the animals and there are giraffes wandering onto our set and she’s talking about how she didn’t realize the world was so big and how small it makes her feel, that’s Julia feeling those things,” she says with amusing. “That’s me feeling those things as well.”
There’s little doubt that the world that has been created across the characters is extremely immersive, and that is also thanks in half to costume designer Janie Bryant who was tasked with designing for a solid made up of 1000’s whenever you embrace the various background actors who she says “help set the world for the principal actors.”
“As an actor, it’s a blessing,” Sklenar says. “Putting on the wardrobe is great and shooting in actual port in Africa with 20 period boats and cars and 200 background. You don’t have to do much. Your imagination is free to be involved in the text and you get to show up and you’re fully immersed.”
The collection is ready to make its return on Sunday, February 5 with a brand new episode that may see Spencer and Alexandra depart their African idyll behind as they have now realized in regards to the tragedy that has befallen the Duttons back dwelling — however not before a “few little surprises,” set decorator Carla Curry teases.
Without giving an excessive amount of away, stunt coordinator Jason Rodriguez says: “I’m really excited about the water sequence, the boat sequence. I think it’s gonna look great. Anytime you can put your actors in these spots, it’s the icing on the cake. It’s just the best.”
As the mid-season trailer has proven, it will not be easy crusing back to America for the pair because it seems like Spencer would possibly have to face off against one other man-eating animal whereas at sea: a shark.
Before viewers get too nervous, although, it is price remembering, as Mirren says in the video, “the journey is far from over.”
Check out the solid and crew discussing the worldwide journey of “1923” in the video beneath:
“1923” is streaming on Paramount+. New episodes will drop on Sundays starting February 5.